This wonderful hack lets you have a king sized bed with king sized storage built in underneath, making it perfect for NYC apartments. Thank you Ikea for having the right beds at a reasonable price and thank you Apartment528.com for showing us this idea.
This one takes complete use of the space under your bed by nesting two twin-sized Alsarp beds (which already lift) inside a king Malm frame. The hacker made the bed on her own in one afternoon so it’s definitely not outside the realm of possibility, even for a lazy-DIYer like me!
MALM super king measures W180cm x L200cm; two single ALSARP will work just nicely for it (each measures W90cm x L200cm). They fit perfectly into the MALM frame – snugly enough so it looks very tidy and the mattress rests on the two ALSARP very nicely.
My mattress (not IKEA) is huge of course and quite heavy, but it seems the ‘hydraulic’ mechanism of ALSARP takes it quite well. It is a bit heavy to lift, but not uncomfortably so. I simply will not store stuff that I need every day.